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Advanced Plans Acquisition Support Engineer

Job ID: 2119393
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 4, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for an Advanced Plans Acquisition Support Engineer to support a dynamic program at SAIC. The location is Chantilly, Virginia. 

The NRO/NSA liaison requires a detailed understanding of government satellite systems acquisitions.  The position requires an in-depth knowledge of both NSA and NRO systems and processes.  Additionally, the position required an ability to assist the customer with understanding mission needs, defining high level spacecraft and ground systems requirements, defining a coherent Concept of Operations, and understanding mission management assessments.  The position requires that a successful candidate demonstrate a technical understanding of space systems, a working knowledge of government processes, a sound understanding of the NSA user community, and a familiarity with the NRO’s systems engineering practices.

Specific duties include:

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong inter-agency communication and relationships with SIGINT user community
  • Coordinate government leadership visits to NRO’s contractor facilities and user community facilities
  • Provide support to engineering and architecture studies by evaluating mission value, benefits and risks with proposed new high altitude requirements
  • Develop and/or evaluate Collection Segment Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Support IC studies and analysis required for future acquisition planning and evaluate alternative design architectures
  • Delineate Collection Segment requirements to the various IC requirement processes
  • Develop presentations and create correspondence that conveys technical analysis and positions in concise and coherent products
  • Facilitate a multi-agency forum to advocate for mission requirements
  • Other duties as specified by the COTR and Program Manager

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering or other Engineering discipline
  • Previous experience in architecture studies and requirements development
  • Strong understanding of satellite systems and architectures
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills
  • Experience in NRO, NSA, IC, and DoD acquisition and program management processes
  • Experience in the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development and Statement of Capabilities (SOC) development
  • Ability to travel domestically

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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